Colorado National Guard Opens Readiness Center in Windsor
A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled this afternoon at the Colorado Army National Guard’s newest readiness center in Windsor. Construction on the 30,715 square feet facility began in September 2011 and cost nearly $10 million.
The 17-acre facility includes an assembly hall, kitchen, recruiting office, classrooms, administrative offices and more. It’s designed to house 130 soldiers of the 1157th Forward Support Company of the 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment.
“The addition of the readiness centers and the infantry battalion increases the value of the National Guard to the community and enhances our ability to assist in a time of need,” said Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, the adjutant general of Colorado.
The National Guard reports new readiness centers are popping up in communities across Colorado including Alamosa, Fort Lupton, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs and Windsor.
The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1:30 this afternoon. Remarks by Colorado National Guard and community leaders will be given inside the readiness center at 31725 Great Western Drive, Windsor.
The placement of the center's permanent colors and ribbon cutting will take place in front of the building following the remarks.